BTDT, on a chunk of ice in a parking lot at about 2 mph.
If it is the same stuff the body-color bumper covers are made out of,
forget it. Once the stuff UV and thermal cycles a few hundred times, it
is unrepairable. If your budget won't stand replacing it right now,
splint it with aluminum sheet behind it, and pop-rivet the splint in
place with big washers on the front. Spray the repair the appropriate
color with the flexible bumper paint. Keep the car dirty, and people
won't even notice. :^)
3M Structural Adhesive, p/n 08101, about $22 at auto parts stores, and a
piece of fiberglass auto body repair cloth. The adhesive is a two-part mix,
similar to epoxy. Slather the stuff on to the back side of the cracked piece.
Then slather some more on to the fiberglass cloth. Embed the cloth in the
layer of adhesive. Then slather more adhesive on top of the cloth.
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
What kind of plastic? More than one type is used for car bumpers and
air dams. Xylene (polycarbonate/polybutylene blend) is common for
hard bumpers, but a separate dam attached to the bumper may be high-
density polyethylene, fiberglass, or sheet urethane (Saturn body
Try contacting 3M Automotive.
Not sure about what kind of plastic or if it's possible for you case but
I've made plastic repairs with PVC cement used for plumbing plastic pipe.
It melts plastics [err, especially PVC:-) ] causing it to fuse. Work fast
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